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Species Chalcodermus collaris - Partridge-pea Weevil

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Molytinae
Tribe Sternechini
Genus Chalcodermus
Species collaris (Partridge-pea Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Chalcodermus collaris Horn 1873
Size
4.7-5.5 mm(1)
Identification
Thorax deeply longitudinally strigose; body brown elytra paler (Horn 1873)
Range
e. US (NY-FL to KS-TX); Mexico(1)(2)
Habitat
pineland and roadsides in FL(2)
Food
Cassia seeds(2)(3)
Print References
Horn, G.H. 1873. Contributions to a knowledge of the Curculionidae of the United States. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 13: 407-469. (Full PDF)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Weevils of South Carolina (Coleoptera: Nemonychidae, Attelabidae, Brentidae, Ithyceridae, and Curculionidae).
Janet C. Ciegler. 2010. Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. 276 pp.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
3.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.